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Photographic History of Plains, Kansas

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Street Scenes

Plains Opera House

Built in 1909 where Plains State Bank stands today, the first floor housed Elder's Dry Goods Store and the second floor served as the Opera House where all sorts of events were held. Courtesy Plains State Bank

Phone Company

This house, at 201 West Indiana, was the first telephone office in Plains. Courtesy Plains State Bank

Plains Flood

July 10, 1906 Plains was flooded by heavy rains. Courtesy Plains State bank

Plains Livery

Birds Eye View of Plains

Meade County Historical Society collection

Plains Folks

Wagon on Grand Ave in 1909. Courtesy Plains State Bank

Plains Depot

N Ohnick collection

Grand Avenue Plains

Courtesy Plains State Bank

Boy's Band

Courtesy Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank

The original location of Plains State Bank was on the East side of Grand Ave. Courtesy Plains State Bank

Birds Eye View Plains

This birds eye view of Plains taken in the early 1900's shows the town west on Indiana Street. Courtesy Plains State Bank


Plains Businesses

Barber Shop Early Plains

J. Knott collection.

Interior Cash Hotel

J. Knott collection

Cash Hotel

J. Knott Collection

Plains Depot

J. Knott collection.

Drug Store Early Plains

J. Knott collection.

Edwards & Baughman Real Estate

J. Knott collection.

Edwards & Baughman

J. Knott collection.

Elevator Early Plains

J. Knott collection.

Home Lumber

Cecil Bolan and Rodney Pringle. J. Knott collection.

Germans in front of Hotel Deplains

The first group of Germans came by train in 1907. J. Knott collection.

John Deere

J. Knott collection.

The Plains Journal

J. Knott collection.

Wilson Land & Grain

J. Knott collection.

Robert McPhee & L. F. Parsons

Seated in Parson's Store 1919. J. Knott collection.

Plains Mercantile

J. Knott collection.

Blacksmith Shop Early Plains

J. Knott collection.

Parson's Sale

Dated 1923. J. Knott collection.

Inside Parson's Store

BK: Templeman, Mrs. Frank Hays, Frank Hays, Floyd Maloney, Cara Geisinger. FT: R.A. McPhee, Charley Parson, L. F. Parsons, Roy Traylor, Herb Wooten. J. Knott collection.

A.S. Prather

In his office, mayor from 1907-1915, editor of Plains Journal. J. Knott collection.

Interior Plains State Bank

J. Knott collection.

Farmers Store

Snow Scene 1920. J. Knott collection.

Ballard Store

1942, located south of the Post Office. J. Knott collection.

Wells Store

J. Knott collection.

Wilson Land & Grain

Elevator built in 1905, picture taken around 1912. J. Knott collection.


Plains Churches

St. Patricks Catholic church

J. Knott collection.

Plains Christian Church

J. Knott collection.

Plains Methodist Church

J. Knott collection.

First Baptist Church

J. Knott collection.


Plains Schools

PHS Girls Basket Ball

1923

Plains Girls Basketball

1923


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